Mattamuskeet Pumping Station Rehabilitation – Swanquarter NC

Description

“In 1934, the United States Government bought Lake Mattamuskeet and created Mattamuskeet Migratory Bird Refuge. The purchase included all physical structures and improvements on the land, including the Pumping Station. The Mattamuskeet Drainage District ceased to exist and the lake soon refilled. Between 1935 and 1937, the government converted the Pumping Station into a hunting lodge and headquarters building for the new refuge. Company 424 of the Civilian Conservation Corps did much of the conversion work, with 17 to 23 year old ‘CCC boys’ working side by side with civilian contractors. The transformed building opened to the public in November 1937 and operated as ‘Mattamuskeet Lodge’ until 1974.” (Historic Albemarle)

Source notes

http://historicalbemarletour.org/north-carolina-mattamuskeet.htm

http://www.mattamuskeet.org/history/ccc424-bell_island_camps.htm 

http://www.mattamuskeet.org/album_toc/ccc_camps.htm

http://www.mattamuskeetlodge.com/Home.aspx

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on December 28, 2014.

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Location Info


Swanquarter, NC 27885

Location notes: General location marker for town

Coordinates: 35.406120, -76.329120

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